Measuring the Impact of Exercise on ADHD

$4.00 [1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-369

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Course Description

Educators and health professionals recognize the importance of helping children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) so that they are able to improve attention, relationships with others, and school performance. This brief continuing education course, developed using information from the PLoS ONE research article, Measurement of the Effect of Physical Exercise on the Concentration of Individuals with ADHD (Silva AP, Prado SOS, Scardovelli TA, Boschi SRMS, Campos C, Frère AF, 2015)) provides an overview of a recent a study that evaluated the impact of exercise on children with ADHD. Methods, protocol, results, and conclusions are discussed.

Course Objectives

1. Discuss how ADHD impacts children and adolescents.

2. Summarize the methods and protocols that were used in the research study, including criteria for inclusion in the study.

3. Differentiate between study outcomes as they pertain to the impact of intense exercise on children with ADHD compared to the control group.

4. Identify what this study and other research says about the physiological effects of exercise and how these findings may be helpful for those with ADHD as well as other disorders.

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